For Immediate Release 5/18/06
The Mission High School Class (MHS) of 2006 will officially begin its commencement ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. on May 31 at Tom Landry Stadium. However, the seniors will take the field with the traditional "Pomp and Circumstance" at 7:15 p.m. honor students will serve as the class escorts.
Deandra A. Cavazos will call for the presentation of colors that will be done by the MHS JROTC. The Pledge of Allegiance will be led by Julissa Barrera and Liliana A. Salinas. Richard L. Reyna will give the invocation. Vanessa Chavez has the honor of giving the welcome on behalf of the graduating class.
The salutatory address will be given by Mariela Ontiveros, followed by the valedictory address by Jorge A. Garza.
An introduction of special guests and school officials will be handled by Lorena Villarreal.
Elizabeth Garza, assistant superintendent for personnel and student services will announce scholarship awards.
Special music for the ceremony will be introduced by Elyssa R. Garza.
The presentation of the Class of 2006 will be done by Oscar Rodriguez, Jr., superintendent. MHS principal, Janie Connelly will introduce the graduates with the diplomas being awarded by members of the board of trustees.
Commencement will close with the benediction led by Rosa I. Balderas. The graduates will then depart to "War March of the Priest."